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Paris Air Show 2013: Europe questions UAV progress

21st June 2013 - 15:16 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Paris


European UAV development has been slow at best in recent years, but industry is confident that indigenous designs will impact the market in the years to come.

At the Paris Air Show companies put on a somewhat convincing show in an effort to persuade watchers that European development is underway and that it should be at the top of politicians’ agendas.

In a direct message to governmental decision makers, Alenia Aermacchi, Cassidian, and Dassault issued a statement on 16 June calling for a joint effort across the continent in the development of a MALE UAV.

The statement said that such

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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